Would a Scenario Like This Surprise You if it Actually Happened?

Power pole bore the blame
what does it do
standing there immobile
stoically holding lines aloft
who does it think it is
there in the way
on the tight curve
maliciously waiting for the unwary
drunk hands on the wheel
sleep-dosed eyes
a moments nod
a blur
a rich kid and a Mercedes
missed turn
crash, burn
he lives
he heals
he sues the reckless placement
he wins
the city pays big
rich kid gets richer
blame is for the poor
for the pole
a quivering of the wires
that electrify and bind
socially, home to home
rattled endlessly
by the rot of privilege


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